Wednesday, January 21, 2009

chasing shadow

One day,
When I went through the book,
I fell in love,
With a single word.

Every day,
I go to the book,
Just to be sure,
The word's still there.

One day I saw,
The book burnt,
The word charred,
Along with it.

The word remains,
In my mind,
Casting a shadow-
The meaning of it all.

1 comment:

Aruna said...

Ah, yes.

I dunno if Iam allowed to decipher this, but I have had the same experience, where the beauty of a word, the sound of it, how it looks in a book, overshadows the book itself..
again, I see the literal meaning here, shall be back to understand the metaphors :)